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Re: Siemens *35 and 45 series phones SMS Danial of Service
From: "Michael Landsmann" <michael () mysticdale com>
Date: Thu, 6 Mar 2003 17:01:14 +0100

No, it won't. You actually have to open the message first, remember? The
phone will just receive the messages, waiting for them to be read.

Oh, by the way: 'Hang up' doesn't work on SL-42 either. It also disables the
phone completely.

--
Michael Landsmann.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Willis Johnson" <willisj () microsoft com>
To: <bugtraq () securityfocus com>
Sent: Tuesday, March 04, 2003 12:28 AM
Subject: RE: Siemens *35 and 45 series phones SMS Danial of Service


What happens if the string is sent repeatedly while the phone is turned
on but is unattended or receives text messages silently? Is the battery
drained as predicted?

Willis

-----Original Message-----
From: Jan Niehusmann [mailto:jan () gondor com]
Sent: Monday, March 03, 2003 2:46 PM
To: subj subj
Subject: Re: Siemens *35 and 45 series phones SMS Danial of Service


On Mon, Mar 03, 2003 at 01:06:43AM -0000, subj subj wrote:
 To vulnerability are subject: All versions siemens *35 and *45.
[...]
 languages from the phone language selection menu, will  completely
disable *35 series phones and result  in a 2 minute read delay on *45
series phones. Note that

Please note that this vulnerability isn't as serious as you describe it.
At least on my S45, I am able to interrupt this 2 minute delay at any
time by pressing the 'hang up' key (but I have to press it for about
half a second instead of just hitting it), the message can be read by
using 'edit message' instead of 'read message', and it can be deleted
without problems.

So while this obviously is a bug, it can hardly be called a DoS.

Jan


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